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Master of Health Practice in Nursing

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
1.5 years
Start date: 18-July-2022
Campus:
AUT North Campus
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Summary

The Master of Health Practice is ideal for health professionals who want to extend their practical knowledge and are ready for the next step in their career. You can select papers and areas of practice that reflect your career needs and interests.

Do you want to further your nursing career? The AUT Master of Health Practice in Nursing degree prepares nurses for all advanced practice roles.

The Master of Health Practice in Nursing is ideal for health professionals who want to extend their practical knowledge and are ready for the next step in their career. It's designed for health professionals with at least three years of clinical experience. You can select papers that reflect your career needs and interests.
AUT’s postgraduate nursing papers are practice-focused and responsive to the changing needs within healthcare services. Study options are flexible: on campus, online, in block mode and at hospital sites around Auckland.

What you study

You need a total of 180 points to complete the Master of Health Practice in Nursing qualification.

Complete the following paper

  • NURS806 Advancing Nursing Practice (15 points)

And complete 75 points from

  • HEAL816 Special Topic (15 points)
  • HEAL823 Innovation in Primary Healthcare (30 points)
  • HEAL824 Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (30 points)*
  • HEAL849 Specialty Practicum (30 points)
  • HEAL850 Neonatal Pathophysiology (30 points)
  • HEAL851 Assessment of the Preterm or Sick Neonate (15 points)
  • HEAL852 Advanced Neonatal Practice (30 points)
  • NURS801 Graduate Practice for Registered Nurses (30 points)
  • NURS804 Science for Advanced Practice (30 points)*
  • NURS805 Long-term Conditions (30 points)
  • PHMY801 Pharmacology Science (15 points) *
  • PHMY802 Applied Pharmacotherapeutics (15 points)*
  • RHAB805 Concepts of Rehabilitation (15 points)

And select 15 points from

  • HEAL811 Integrative Research (15 points)
  • HEAL840 Critical Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice (15 points)

And select 15 points from

  • HEAL812 Health Professional Practice (15 points)
  • HEAL813 Practice Reality (15 points)

And complete 60 points from

  • HEAL997 Practice Project (60 points)

* Recommended for those seeking registration as a Registered Nurse Prescriber.

Key features

  • AUT is one of the leading nursing educators in the world
  • Focused on advancing knowledge to improve patient outcomes and recovery
  • Includes a practice project in an area of your interest
  • Strong links to district health boards, hospitals and private practices

Entry criteria

Must have completed the following or equivalent:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree
  • Relevant graduate diploma
  • Relevant professional qualification

AND

  • At least three years of relevant professional experience

Other requirements

  • May be required to complete prerequisite papers in chosen subject area
  • May be asked to provide evidence of current professional practice
  • May be required to meet Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements and other relevant legislation

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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